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AGU Fall Meeting Dec 2019 Mountain Weather and Climate

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Dear Colleagues

Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session in the AGU fall Meeting 9-13 December 2019 – deadline for abstract submissions is 31 July

A098 Mountain Weather and Climate: advances from observations, theories and models

Mountains exert a distinct role in weather and climate processes on multiple spatiotemporal scales. Extreme events induced by orography such as downslope windstorms can increase wildfire spread rates towards communities, whereas excessive orographic precipitation and snowstorms can increase the risks of floods, debris flows and avalanches. These events are relevant for the hydrological cycle and availability of fresh water. This session welcomes observational, theoretical and numerical model contributions focusing on all aspects of weather and climate processes over mountains. These contributions cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, mountain flows and windstorms, mountain winds and fire spread in complex terrain, mountain induced low level jets, mountain waves, boundary layer processes in complex terrain, orographic precipitation, and interactions between atmospheric rivers and topography. These contributions may address physical and dynamical processes on a wide range of spatiotemporal scales, including high-resolution numerical modeling applied to environments with complex terrain.
Primary Convener
Charles Jones
University of California Santa Barbara
Gert-Jan Duine
Earth Research Institute
Leila V Carvalho
University of California Santa Barbara
Craig B Clements
San Jose State University